What Birth Control Method is Right for Me?

If you want to prevent pregnancy, there are lots of great methods of birth control to choose from. We’re here to help you find the right choice for you. All of the methods on this page are covered by Family PACT. So if you are a client, you can get them free of cost.

Chose what you need from your birth control in the box below to see what methods might work best for you.

The menu below lists different kinds of birth control. Click on the links in the drop down menu to learn more about each one.

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives

These methods are the most effective. Once you have them, your birth control is taken care of for years. These methods are also easy to reverse when you want to get pregnant. None of these methods protect you from HIV and other STDs. Click on a method below to learn more.

Hormonal IUD

Copper IUD

Implant

Sterilization

Male and female sterilization are also some of the most effective methods. These methods are meant to be permanent. Unlike other kinds of birth control, they are not easy to reverse. They do not protect you from HIV and other STDs. Click on a method below to learn more.

Vasectomy

Tubal Ligation

Hormonal Methods

Hormonal methods can be very effective, but how well they work depends on how you use them. They may cause changes in your period and other side effects. None of these methods will protect you from HIV or other STDs. Click on a method below to learn more.

The Shot

The Ring

The Patch

The Pill

Emergency Contraception

Barrier Methods

You must use these methods every time you have sex. How well these methods work depends on how you use them. Only condoms help protect you from HIV and other STDs, all other barrier methods do not. Click on a method below to learn more.

Condoms

Internal Condom

Diaphragm

Sponge

Spermicides

Cervical Cap

Natural Family Planning Methods

You and your partner must work as a team to use these methods. How well these methods work depends on how you use them. Only abstinence can protect you from HIV and other STDs, other natural methods do not. Click on a method below to learn more.

Abstinence

Fertility Awareness Methods

Withdrawal

Family PACT Coverage

All of the methods on this page are covered by Family PACT. So if you are a client you can get them free of cost. To learn more about Family PACT, check out the links below.

Click here to see if you are eligible.

Click here to find out how to become a client.

Click here to learn more about what Family PACT covers.

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Birth Control Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts about birth control:

  • Most kinds of birth control are safe for most people to use. Talk with your provider about what methods might work best for you.
  • Some birth control methods work better than others. Some work very well no matter what. Others work well only if you use them the right way every time you have sex. Explore the menu to the right to learn more about each method. You can learn what you have to do to use each method. You can also find out how well each method works.
  • Want to protect yourself from HIV and other STDs? Use, or make sure your partner uses condoms every time you have sex. Or decide not to have sex at all.
  • Had sex with no birth control? You can still prevent a pregnancy. Check out Emergency Contraception.
  • Want to find a Family PACT provider near you? Enter your zip code in the box marked “Find Providers.”